Archive for the 'Living Expenses' Category

How to save money on living expenses such as food, gas, electricity, broadband, insurance, mobiles phones and transport by doing research & shopping around for the lowest prices

Utility Saving Expert Can Help You Save Money

With the price of gas and electricity increasing, comparing energy tariffs is just one of the ways that you can save money on your utility bills. The Utility Saving Expert price comparison website enables you to quickly search through the tariffs available with various suppliers. Utility Saving Expert was set up in 2014 by Chris Richards, […]

Three Mobile Offer Existing Customers Good Discounts

Last year, when the 12 months term was up on my Three Mobile SIM only contract, I was happy to continue on a flexible one month rolling plan. The  £15 a month plan included 200 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data (with a 4GB tethering limit) suited my needs. The plan also included Three’s Feel […]

Review of Talkmobile

As the editor of two websites, I need to be able to get online to work. I like to have two SIM cards on the go with different providers to ensure that I can get online when I am out of the office. I am happy with my Three All-You-Can-Eat data, minutes and texts 12 […]

BT Hike Our Broadband and Call Prices by 17%

As our 12 month contract with BT for unlimited fibre broadband and unlimited anytime calls was due to end in January 2017, I started shopping around for the best deals. After doing some research, I contacted BT to ask if they would match the price offered by EE. The first issue I had was that […]

For How Long Should You Fix Your Energy Price?

Our 12 month fixed price contract for gas and electricity supply expires in mid March 2017. I’m in a quandary over which new tariff to choose. It will definitely be a fixed price tariff, as there are several fixed price energy deals which are cheaper than the standard rate. The question is for how long […]

Save Money With Combo Deals: Your Phone, TV & Broadband Bills

Many people are looking back over the holiday season and regretting their vociferous spending. They’re looking at ways to take control of their money in 2017 – ways to spend less and save more and get the finances back on track again. There are so many ways to save money on your monthly bills, whether […]

My Experience with the Candy Telecom £6 2GB SIM

I’ve been looking at SIM only options for my mobile phone. A £6 a month deal from Candy Telecom caught my eye. The package including unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 2GB of data (with tethering permitted), on a 30 day rolling contract, is normally priced at £14 a month. But Broadband Choices was offering this package for […]

An Expensive January

It’s proving to be an expensive January in our household. The first appliance to go was our digital TV box. We chose a Humax HDR-1100S_BK Freesat Box as replacement. The lowest price which we could find for a replacement was £171 at several retailers. We decided to buy the box from as we were very […]

Take Control of Your Finances and Still Have Fun

It’s extremely common to be stressed about money. We live in a world where people are spending money they don’t have on things they don’t need, thus creating an annoying amount of debt that just won’t go away. In the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) space, it’s common to see high earners in their 20s and […]

A Seamless Transition from GB Energy to Co-operative Energy

GB Energy, our gas and electricity supplier, ceased trading on 26 November 2016. Reassuringly, I read that according to Ofgem safeguards our supply would not be interrupted, and that our credit balance was safe. At the stage, I wasn’t sure of the exact amount of our credit balance. The most recent bill had come through […]